RICHMOND, VA (March 12, 2018) – The Girls Elite Clubs National League is excited to announce that FC Prime will be joining the Girls ECNL beginning in the 2018-2019 ECNL Season. The ECNL will be the only national league in which the club will compete, and the focal point of its competitive efforts.
FC Prime is a new club formed by a leadership group with the vision of uniting much of the elite female player pool in south Florida. From its inception, the highly qualified and experienced leadership group and first-class facility will ensure FC Prime’s immediate success within the Girls ECNL.
“Everyone at FC Prime is honored and excited to join the Girls ECNL.” said Alan Hough, FC Prime Executive Director. “The ECNL is a proven pathway for developing elite players and providing unrivaled exposure for prospective colligate athletes. Today’s announcement is a unique and exciting challenge. We are truly privileged to have the opportunity to continue our journey and unite our passion for the game embodied by this diverse community.”
The Girls ECNL is the nation’s top development and competition platform for female soccer players, with conference competition in six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19) and unmatched collegiate exposure through the ECNL National Events, the largest collegiate showcases in the country. In addition to the competition platform, the Girls ECNL offers player identification and development opportunities for top players in every conference, unique coaching education and club development programs, and player health and education resources.
FC Prime will begin formal competition in the Girls ECNL in August 2018. Additional new clubs will be announced in the Girls ECNL in the coming weeks.
About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national
competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The Girls ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.